Pharmacotherapy Plays Main Role in Managing Acute Epiploic Appendagitis: A Case Report

  • Touraj Asvadi-Kermani
  • Farnaz Naeimzadeh 3Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  • Haleh Rezaee
Keywords:
Case report, Epiploic appendagitis, Acute abdomen, Computed tomography

Abstract

Abstract

Background: Epiploic appendagitis is natural fats at the anti-mesenchymal surface of the colon. EP is self- limited. Misdiagnosis can lead to unnecessary hospitalization, antibiotic therapy, and surgical intervention. The incidence reported 8.8 cases / million / year.

Case presentation: Here, we report on 36-year-old female patient who presented with acute abdominal pain that was getting worse with the change of position. Based on these symptoms and double contrast computed tomography, she was diagnosed with epiploic appendagitis in adjacent to the sigmoid. The patient was treated successfully with conservative management and antibiotics.

Conclusions: Since the signs and symptoms of epiploic appendagitis are nonspecific, but considering of this disease as one of the differential diagnoses of acute abdominal pain can prevent the disease from misdiagnosing.

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Published
2020-06-26
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Asvadi-Kermani T, Naeimzadeh F, Rezaee H. Pharmacotherapy Plays Main Role in Managing Acute Epiploic Appendagitis: A Case Report. J Pharm Care. 8(2):93-95.
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